The function of a state is to protect our fundamental rights. When a government imposes an Internet Shutdown, it’s an acknowledgement that it’s unable to protect our fundamental right to free speech. Internet Shutdowns are a failure of governance. It’s also disproportionate. In order to shut down illegal speech, and sometimes they shut the Internet down when there are exams, they’re censoring all legitimate speech as well.
Digital India fails when there is no Internet. Digital Payments don’t work. Students can’t apply for exams or colleges.
India has the highest Internet Shutdowns in the world. It’s a shame.